Clay Paw Print


At Radiant Heart we take the time and have developed the skills required to create an exceptional clay paw print.

Your pet’s clay print should last a lifetime. That’s why we use a white polymer clay. Polymer clay is more expensive than the types of clay commonly used by veterinary clinics or other pet cremation services. However, polymer clay allows for a detailed and highly tactile print that once baked is almost impossible to break.

Once we have a nicely shaped and detailed impression of your pet’s paw, we then add your pet’s name and create holes for a ribbon. The print is baked for approximately 30 minutes, cooled, and then sanded both by machine and hand. (Sanding polymer clay creates a great deal of dust. In our Care Center there is a special room devoted entirely to sanding clay paw prints.)

After baking and sanding the clay print, we then wash the clay print with soap and water. We use a dental pick to remove any stubborn debris. We also look for any imperfections outside of the print that may require revision and re-baking.

The completed print is then carefully wrapped in tissue paper before being presented to you.

Instructions Provided to Radiant Heart Employees: Creating a Successful Clay Paw Print

By default we use a Parade Blue or Silver Gray 1/8″ ribbon. If you would like a different color ribbon, please describe the color in the NOTES section below. RBG or HTML numbers would be helpful. We’ll see what we can find. You could also select one of the default colors and replace the ribbon yourself.

Please tell us if you have any special instructions for the clay paw print. For example, you may not want holes at the top, or you may not want the name on the front. Perhaps you’d like the name to be in a specific position. Maybe you’d like a special color ribbon and have selected “Other Color” above. This would be the place to tell us the color you would like.